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- up revealed by blet bear. secretary of state john kerry urging russia to withdraw the insurgents. speaking to the russian counterpart by phone while traveling to the congo today. russia denies allegations of unrest. prorussia insurgents releasing international observer ares held hostage in the city. the militant's leader ordered their release because of bleed street battles that are breaking out. here's more from ukraine. >> molly, the only bit of good nows was the release of the international observers. they were in good spirits. >> reporter: it comes as the ukranian military is stepping up the effort against the pro russian mill at this timeiants it was a fight against the insurgies and now this country is on the verge of civil war. ukranian army personnel carriers moved in the town and overtaking checkpoints and a government building that was occupied. they were not able to push their way in the main strong hold where separatist and mill littias are dug in. violence is spreading to the key port city of oshg desza. 30 plus people died and many injured in running street battles
against russia is not enough to deter russian president vladimir putin. >> reporter: good evening, harris, for the fifth straight day, this asia trip was dominated by the crisis in ukraine. the president again vowing there will be consequences for russian president vladimir putin as the u.s. prepares another round of u.s. sanctions aimed at russia that could be unveiled back in the united states as early as tomorrow. but at a news conference here in malaysian. the president was pressed why he was not working forward with or without european allies on so-called sectoral sanctions. the president pushed back by saying this. >> we're going to be in a stronger position to deter mr. putin when he sees the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified rather than this is just a u.s.-russian conflict. >> reporter: now a series of top republicans in recent days have been charging for all the president's talk these sanctions have simply not changed the calculus for vladimir putin. >> what i fear is all we're doing is tweaking votes and i'm very concerned as we've seen from this admin
will have a now round of u.s. sanctions and european union sanctions and targeting russia and russian president vladimar putin & his cronies. >> russia being isolated so that no businessman or woman with any sense are going to want to envest there, that is a problem for russia's long- term interest. president putten is not a stupid man, and i think recently acknowledged that this has had already an impact. >> reporter: u.s. sanctions so far have not stopped putin in the situation on the ground, it appears to be deteriorating with the prime freedom of ukraine saying that he thinks putin is sparking world war three. >> you hear him talk about putin is not a stupid man. and what about the fighter jets coming in ukraine? back in washington, the president is getting hard criticism. people want him to take a harder lean on russia>> reporter: right. john mccain said look instead of targeting his cronies, going after sectors of the russian economy. banking and energy and hit them where it hurts. there is already some impact on the russian economy, but you could jack it up. and mccain saying
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